The Chronicle of Higher Education

Good news! American universities are the best, or among the best, universities in the world – according to American university
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos last week met with “college administrators, rape survivors and students accused of
The Secretary of Education will also meet with survivors, but they're not totally satisfied.
Sexual violence in our nation’s college and university campus communities is a significant challenge. This is no myth or
The Education Department rejected West Virginia University's grant application because it rounded up by $2.
He referred to those who had suffered sexual abuse as "so-called victims."
It’s enlightening to watch what issues surface when the subject of the faculty arises. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, whose
Amidst the cacophony of issues and debates and feelings swirling about our campuses today, we would be well served to reflect on this primary focus and, even more basic still, think about the word "university" itself and its meaning at its core.
Every academic field laments popular ignorance of its area of study. Scholars of religion decry religious illiteracy, but
It is that time of year again -- the end of another college semester. Grades are in and well, the "whine season," as a fellow educator professed on his Facebook page, has begun.
Numbers can very easily lie. But there is now mounting evidence that these reform programs are not only cheating many students out of a good education, but having a serious affect on their emotional well being.
Our educational outcomes -- particularly for lower-wage workers -- remain abysmal. And, our quality of life is suffering -- the Social Progress Index 2015 ranks the U.S. 16th in the world on that measure. And, yet, I see a glimmer of hope.
America is leading the world in scientific discoveries and technological advances, and key to that is the independence of the scientific process that has served American innovation so well in the past. It's essential to protect that process and ensure that scientific merit is determined by scientific peers.
Already there are a lot of questions about the skills of college graduates. We would be well-advised not to make it even harder to trust that colleges are maintaining the integrity of the degree.
In preparation for one of our high school reunion many years after graduation, the chairperson of our reunion suggested that each of us write about the best time of our lives. I gave this careful thought and simply wrote: "The present is the best time of my life."